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Jill Fehrenbacher
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Attended Columbia University
Lives in New York City
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Move over, coffee beans. Coffee leaf tea could revolutionize the coffee-growing industry.
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5 Tips on How to Use Windows to Green Your Home from Marvin Windows Expert Christine
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It's every kid's dream come true -- a brand new bike! We're offering the chance to win the coolest new balance bike on the market to one lucky Inhabi-tot! The ZumZum all-terrain balance bike accommodates kids from age 18 months up to four years-old -- and it can be ridden by kiddos indoors or ou ...
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Juniper Ridge's Christmas Fir Cabin Spray smells exactly like a living Christmas tree – so you can conjure up holiday cheer at home while letting the trees live on in the wild.
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This former Staten Island stink site is being transformed into a verdant new park.
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Meow Parlour, NYC's first cat cafe, has just opened, and already is booked solid through January!
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Added Value's mission is to better the future of the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York and they do that by teaching youth and the community to farm.
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Children as young as 18 months and up to 4 years-old can learn to ride a ZumZum, as it is specially designed to help young kids learn at their own speed. Its pedal-free technology enables the ZumZum to act like a scooter, helping to develop strength and coordination before introducing the pedal ...
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Learn the first steps to getting your home into a feng shui state.
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On Tuesday, Barack Obama passed a ban on drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay, dubbing it "one of America's greatest natural resources."
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Publish Inhabitat.com
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  • Inhabitat
    Founder, Publisher, 2005 - present
  • Digitas
    Interactive Designer, 1999 - 2005
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New York City
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London, UK - San Francisco, CA - Kathmandu, Nepal - Peliatan, Bali, Indonesia
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  • Columbia University
    Masters of Architecture, 2005 - 2008
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
    MA Design Studies, 2002 - 2003
  • Brown University
    BA Art Semiotics, 1994 - 1998
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If I could give this place zero stars, I would. I didn't actually stay there - despite having booked a room several weeks in advance, because when I showed up at 10pm at night - exhausted from a very long destination wedding I had been attending during the day - I watched the manager give our room away to another couple who had been complaining about a foul smell in their room, and that was the last available room in the hotel, so my husband and I were forced to spend the next several hours driving through the night, almost asleep at the wheel, barely making it back to our home without driving off the road because we were so exhausted. When I arrived at 10pm to check in, I witness another couple arguing with the manager about a bad smell in their room. Then, instead of checking us in, the manager whisks this couple away to another room where I can't hear their conversation, and then pops out to tell me "you need to wait about 10 minutes, because your room isn't ready yet (at 10pm a room isn't ready yet?)", and I ask her "are you trying to put us in this room that this other couple are complaining about?" and she flat out lies to my face and says "no". When I ask her why the room isn't ready yet, at 10pm, she tells me "It is missing something". Super suspicious. 10 minutes later, one of her colleagues tells me our room is ready. We head towards it, super excited to finally be able to go to sleep. When we get inside the room, a nausea-inducing stench fills the air, like death, masked by a ridiculous amount of air-freshner on top of it. I don't even know what the original smell was or what happened in this room, but the chemically air-freshner smell was so strong it would have been impossible to sleep in this room. So, we pick up our bags and head back to the front desk, and on the way we pass the couple who had previously just been arguing with the manager and they say to us "Did they put you in room 144? That was the room we just complained about" - So obviously, yes, indeed the manager just tried to stick us in the room that the other couple had been complaining about. So we get back to the front desk and confront the manager with the fact that she lied to us and she stuck us in the smelly room. She continues to try to deny it until we mention the fact that the other couple had told us what room they were in. Then she gets quiet and starts insisting that they are lying and they were in a different room. But when we ask to be put in this mysterious "other room", she tells us there are no other rooms in the hotel. AT ALL. Long story short, there were no other rooms at all in this hotel, or in any other hotel within 100 miles. I don't know what was going on that night. So it was either sleep in a formaldehyde ether, or drive through the night to get home. It was supposed to be a romantic anniversary weekend getaway and thanks to Hilton it was completely ruined. The manager of this place is dishonest liar and should be fired.
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